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A new pair of eyes, a new approach for your success - Are you ready to be the one?

Boarding VUCA is here to stay. You lived it today, but are you ready for tomorrow?

"If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near."

Jack Welch, CEO

New approach for your successSIMPLY BOARDING - CONSULTANCY

What is your answer CEO of futures?

Is the end in sight or many years away?

What is stopping your boarding school community moving forward?

Boarding VUCA, a daily event for many senior management teams around the world. The boarding school market is tough, the landscape has changed forever due to globalisation and economic pressures. Schools have closed, new franchises opened overseas, budgets cut because of falling numbers or staff being made redundant to balance the books. Boarding houses may merge, (un)suitable internal promotions happen – it is all about doing more with less in a fiercely competitive environment.

Reflecting on my time in Asia, there is an old expression (allegedly a Chinese curse) that says,’ may you live in interesting times’. Yes, we do and it is time to define your VUCA boarding world.

Boardingology - Future Options

How have you changed?


How have you changed in the past 5 years to adapt to a new boarding market?


How are your people – thriving or surviving ?


CEO of futures, how does your day feel?


At the end of the school year, can you relax or are you one boarder away from letting people go?


Is your organisation competitive in this new world or are you just surviving?


What is your legacy?


What is the one question that you do not want me to ask you right now?

Well, I can answer it – your future is in your hands.

The answer is all always about your people: the leaders, the house staff, the boarders and how they all interact!

Where VUCA meets EXEAT is where you navigate the turbulence that is affecting the life of your community.

With a niche of personal development in boarding education, we are able to offer an innovative approach using a combination of our EXEAT and Vital Signs Models to work with your community to build tomorrow.

Simply take a different EXEAT.  

An exeat, a time out where you can focus on one thing – your boarding challenge.

The EXEAT model looks at your organisation from the inside out using coaching methodology and expertise.

Expect to do an audit or your community

Xray your organisation together from the inside out.

Engage employees and look at ways to increase the value of your human capital.

Act strategically together to capture opportunities and overcome challenges.

Take time to change one thing and apply blue sky boarding.

Are you in Boarding ER ?

It is time to assess your boarding vital signs.

Your boarding front line determine your schools bottom line!

Times are hard, stress is high – let us go back to basics and work with the vital signs of your boarding school.

Based on statistical measures about your people, we capture key information to plan for your boarding future.

Together, we will analyse your data and increase the value of your human capital using people strategies that work.

Your fixed cost can now become your biggest asset.

How we can help you?

It all starts with a conversation. With a niche of personal development in boarding education, we are able to offer a range of consultancy opportunities to your organisation.

We can lunch and learn, have a leadership breakfast or work on a project to your specifications. From a boarding learning walk to address improvement, to front line strategic development planning for senior boarding professionals – we are a one stop shop for a short or longer consultancy.

You have no control over the rate of change on the outside… it is just going to happen and accelerate. You do have control over what you change on the inside. Your boarding is unique and so is our attention to you.

Special noteTurn uncertainty into opportunity – now and for years to come by starting a conversation with us.


Simply Boarding Consultancy only conducts initial meetings in school holiday times.

Why? Because it makes sense. Imagine your day being stopped by a consultant asking questions – will you give 100% to it with the school day going on around you?

Email, phone calls, that unknown crisis – so will you?

Dates for 2019 consultations: 

9 - 17 Feb , 23 March - 5 April, 25th - 29th May, Anytime from 4 July onwards


Working together means making time for each other, so when school is out our opportunity is in.
Are you ready to start now?